London's amazing Ice Rinks


Winter not only signals the arrival of mulled wine and snowmen into the capital. It's also when the London ice skating scene explodes and dozens of ice skating rinks are hastily constructed around the city. Therefore, if you're staying in one of our apartments in London for Christmas, make sure you keep warm with a spin on one of London's amazing ice rinks.

Whether you fancy skating in front of a historical backdrop at the Tower of London, taking to the ice in the middle of the Canary Wharf business district or some post-skate shopping at Westfield, you'll find it in London this festive season. So, get your ice skates on this winter at London's coolest ice rinks:

  • Canary Wharf Ice Rink
Bringing a little festive sparkle to one of London's major business districts, the Canary Wharf is open from mid-October to mid-February for visitors and City workers ready to let off some steam after work. Located in Canada Square Park, you can skate with the district's skyscrapers surrounding you before relaxing in the Rinkside Bar for festive music and refreshments.

  • Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
One of the most beautiful settings for outdoor ice skating in London, the Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink sits just in front of the palace where Henry VIII once lived. Open from late November to early January, visit this ice rink for an unforgettable experience skating under the stars before warming up with winter drinks and snacks.

  • Somerset House Ice Rink
One of the most popular London ice rinks ever year, the Somerset House Ice Rink brings in visitors with its beautiful setting combined and late-night sessions from mid-November to early January. As dark closes in, the torch-lit skating is accompanied by DJ sessions making it on of the coolest ice skating rink in London to take a spin this winter.


  • Winter Wonderland
Hyde Park's Christmas extravaganza, Winter Wonderland, hosts a glittering ice rink every winter from late November to early January. Illuminated by thousands of lights and set around a Victorian bandstand, a skate around this rink is sure to get even the biggest of Grinches into the festive mood. After you can enjoy the fun rides and traditional German market stalls around the rest of the event.

  • Westfield London Ice Rink
Skate in style at Westfield London's ice rink that normally opens from late November to early January. The huge rink is housed under a stunning glass roof and is illuminated with hundreds of festive Christmas lights making it the best place to head for some post-shopping fun.

  • Tower of London Ice Rink
One of the more extraordinary ice rinks in London this winter, the Tower of London ice rink is set within the moat of the tower and within the famous fortress battlements. Enjoy one of London's most renowned attractions in a completely different way by heading there between mid-November and early January for some festive skating illuminated by twinkling lights.

  • Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Striking architecture and sparkling lights make this famous London attraction a beautiful setting for some winter ice skating. From late October to early January, you can whizz around the rink before relaxing in their popular café bar or heading inside to take a glimpse of the dinosaurs.

  • London Eye Ice Rink
Skate in the shadow of one of London's most iconic attractions at the London Eye Ice rink. As well as enjoying the beautiful rink, you can look out over stunning views of London before refueling at the wealth of amazing restaurants and bars in the area. Check it out from late November to early January.


If you're visiting soon and want to book a Short let flats London with easy access to the ice skating rinks in London, speak to a customer advisor. Call us on +44 843 289 8820 or email us at info@check-in-london.com for rates and availability.

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